Discussion in 'General' started by Peddling Joe, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    The Railroad Historical Museum in Springfield, MO is making progress in our endeavor to add a replica rural RR depot. After looking at numerous floor plans, etc. & comparing them with our pocket book, we settled on the Fordland, MO
    & Elsinore, MO Depots. Since they are very similar except in size, our finances dictated the Elsinore, MO depot. Fordland is in nearby Webstr County, MO.

    We now have an architect's rendering plus the elevation drawings. Financing is progressing well and we feel we are approximately 80% financed. Our project will come under several requirements including prevailing wages, ADA requirements,
    storm water runoff and other considerations including working with our landlord, the Greene County Park Board.

    Pictures of the rendering and elevations drawings can be forwarded separately, upon request, and may be added here in the near future.

    Any ideas, suggestions, help with funding, past experiences with this type project will be appreciated.

  2. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    I've finally come up with those pictures mentioned in my last post!

    Planning for the depot.

    photo 1.JPG

    photo 2.JPG

    And a neat flyer!

    photo 3.JPG
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  3. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Bids closed Thursday October 26, 2015 covering construction. We have a "Shovel Ready Project" but bids from contractors
    exceeded what we had anticipated. We are still in the fundraising process. A donor today said he will match any funds we
    can come up with before Nov. 17, 2015.
    All donations and suggestions will be appreciated.
    Joe G. Felin
    Vice President
    The Railroad Historical Museum, Inc.
  4. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

  5. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    I'm ready to donate, but would rather use PayPal to do it. any chance?
  6. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Dan, we need your donation like a dead man needs a coffin.
    Our guru, a student at OTC, is handling your request via Matt, with
    Some donations have been made but do not show up where we think they should.
    This will also be addressed this workweek.
    Thanks in advance for your interest & generosity.
  7. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

  8. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    New temporary fence installed May 13, 2016 which will permit disabling & moving park light
    the next objective.
    Then it will be "all clear" for digging & pouring replica depot foundation.

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  9. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Hey Joe, I went up their this last weekend. Great display, this is a good reason to contribute for the Frisco. Course my grandfather helped put the engine in the Grant Beach Park, so I am a little bias. My wife's Grandfather worked on the track, for the street cars, her father worked for FTC. My grandfather's brothers all worked for the Frisco. So thanks for all you do.
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  10. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Sorry I missed you. Usually I am pretty busy monitoring the kids
    who like to write their names on the teletype machine and take a hard
    copy plus the tape.
    Mothers Day many wrote Mom, I love you or similar messages.
  11. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    The permit has been posted and and construction is progressing.
    Thanks to all involved!

  12. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    This is our depot on August 13, 2016. Progress continues!

  13. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    The Dedication of the Max Jahn Depot in Springfield, Mo is scheduled for April 25, 2017.

    The depot is currently on budget for construction but we are hoping to add some additional "bells and whistles" to the structure and therefore we are still welcoming donations.

    The mailing address for museum information and donations is:
    Railroad Historical Museum Inc.
    3327 N. Fremont
    Springfield, Mo 65803

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